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What size hooks for senkos?

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Asked by: Heidi Schultz

The Slim Senko is a great dropshot bait when nose-hooked with a G-Finesse #2 Dropshot Hook. The weight of the Senko makes it perfect for fishing a dropshot in the wind, which many fail to try. It also catches better than average size bass.

What hook should I use for senkos?

Use a 3/0 octopus hook, and hook the Senko in the middle of the bait. This wacky rigged presentation allows the Senko to have the most action, and is the preferred presentation in open water or around sparse cover. Because you have an exposed hook, it will snag in heavy cover areas.

What size hook do you use with a Senko worm?

When you need this lure to dive nose-first into heavy cover, try Texas-rigging the Senko for the best results. Impale the worm on a 3/0 or 4/0 hook and match it with a 1/8- or 3/16-ounce screw-on weight. This tactic is ideal for flipping and pitching to bushes, brush piles, and holes in matted vegetation.

What is the standard Senko size?

5″

If you’re only going to fish a Senko once in a while, it should be the 5″. The standard 5″ senko has incredible fishing catching power all over the country. If you want to refine your fishing, target bigger fish, search for a key finesse bite, etc…

How do you rig senkos?

There’s no wrong way to rig a Senko. You can use it cut in half on the back of a tiny Ned head or punch it through a thick mat of hyacinth behind a 2-ounce sinker. It really doesn’t matter much; as long as it’s in the water the bass eat it.

What size hook do you use with a 5 inch Senko?

5” Senko Wacky Rigged



Smallmouths are generally found in crystal clear, open water, so I prefer to wacky rig them with a Gamakatsu G-Finesse Drop Shot Hook in size 1/0. Because it is light in weight and uses small diameter wire that is extremely strong, you get solid hooksets even on light line.

What is the most popular Senko color?

Green pumpkin tends to be the most popular and productive color. However, color selection is often based on water clarity. Darker and murky water should be fished with a dark color Senko like black and blue. On sunny days and in clear water, use a more natural-looking color such as green pumpkin.

How do you catch bass with Senkos?

So coming right through the face. About a quarter of an inch. Come down pull the the hook eye all the way through. So it's sitting like that and then you're just gonna rig it back into. Itself.

How do you fish a 3 inch Senko?

All. You got to do in case you guys don't know how to do it is you insert the hook point through the top. Go down about a little less than a centimeter I'd say. Like.

What is the best size hook for wacky rig?

1/0 hook

Choosing Size for a Wacky Hook



Assuming you are fishing a 5 inch wacky rig senko or stickbait (which is what people fish on a wacky rig 90% of the time), a 1/0 hook is widely considered as the best option.

Can you use a Senko as a jig trailer?

And it started to produce fish. For me and that is a finesse worm for a jig trailer. So.

Can you Texas rig a Senko worm?

Best Size Senko for Texas Rig Fishing



For Texas rigging, the larger Senko lures work better, especially when you’re flipping bait into and around any type of vegetation or brush. When fishing thick cover, the 6- to 7-inch lures are great, and they do even better in any type of stained water.